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Alcazar — "Monbar*." ¦ **?»^<*frrTi1a M^«^ " Central — "PaUsn by tha Way mULa." Chute* — Vaudeville. Columbia — "Wizard of Oz." Fischer's — "Mlta Mazuma." Grand— "Princess 7an Tan.** Majestic— "The Altar of friend ship." Orpheum — Vaudeville. Matiaea To-Day. Tivcli — "The Serenade." PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1904. VOLUME XCVI— XO. 113. Continued on Page S- Column 3. Continued on Pa sc 3, Column 4. Weather "Sharps" l in : Convention. PEORIA.' 111.. Sept. 20.— The first day's session-" of -the- convention "of United- States weather observers'open ed, in Bradle" Institute this morning, with Professor Willis L. Moore." chief of the United States -.weather' bureau, in -the chair. ¦•¦ Papers were read ; on laboratory ¦work "by Professor ?A- ? G.' McAdie of San Francisco andProfes sor.'H. S. BIgelow of -Washington, D. C BOSTON, Sept. 20. — Masons from all of the Northern States who have attained the highest rank, the thirty third.'degree, gathered at Masonic Temple to-day for the ninety-second annual meeting of the Supreme Coun cil, Ancient Accepted^ Scottish Rite; for the Northern Masonic jurisdiction of the United States of America. Henry L. -Palmer of Milwaukee, the sovereign .grand commander, presided. The visitors included Right Hon. the Earl of Euston, Sir Fitzgerald Ma tier. Sir Abraham /WOodiwins. ¦ Sir Thomas P. Sipps Dorman, .Rev. -Sir Charles E. L. Wright, Sir Thomas Freaser 'and "Sir Alfred- James Thomas, all prominent in British Ma sonry. •.*-._ _' - .MASONS OF THIRTY-THIRD. DEGREE GATHER IX BOSTON tion were in order Representative' Tan tis of Illinois sprang to his feet and in a short, incisive speech nominated E. S. Conway of Chicago. 111. Hardly had the applause subsided when Repre sentative Case of Tennessee placed in nomination J. ¦ L. Nolan of Ten nessee. During the applause sev eral representatives sprang to their feet to second the nominations and name other candidates. Rapidly follow ing each other in short seconding speeches came Representatives- Brown of Kansas and Leuders of Washington on behalf of Conway, while Repre sentatives Davis of Connecticut, Vin cent of West Virginia and Page of New Hampshire seconded the nomination of Nolan. Following this came the nom ination cf W. L. Kuykendall of Wyo ming by Representative Hughes of, Ohio. Scarcely had the applause died away when Representative Randall of Nebraska nominated G. S. Hoagland of Nebraska. Following these nomina tions came seconding speeches from representatives of Arizona, Georgia, In dian Territory, South Carolina, Mis souri. New Mexico, Wisconsin, Texas and Oklahoma. J FIRST BALLOT. After the four nominations had been made the small slips of paper that were to decide the election of the deputy were distributed. The result of the vot ing gave Conway SS votes, Nolan 59. Kuykendall 3S and Hoagland 6. This result necessitated the taking of a second ballot, as the number neces sary to elect an officer is set bv the constitution at ninety-six votes. Upon the announcement of the result of the flrst ballot Kuykendall of Wyoming withdrew from the race, followed by Hoagland of Nebraska. This threw forty : four votes upon the other two candidates, and the balloting began. After a few minutes of silence It was announced that E. S. Conway of Illi nois had received 102 votes, while his opponent. J. L.. .Nolan, received 89. Conway was declared elected deputy grand sire amid rounds of applause. OTHER OFFICERS ELECTED. Xext came the election of the grand secretary, and Representative Gaunt of Kentucky nominated J. Frank Grant, the present grand secretary. One ballot was taken and he was re-elected, this being the fourth time he has been se lected for the office." Representative Thomas of .Utah placed the present grand treasurer, M. R. Muckle. for re election to the post of grand treasurer. On the first, ballot he was re-elected, this being the fifth time he has served the order, in that capacity. On Saturday will take place the in- stallation of the newly elected officers with the exception of Grand Sire-elect Robert E. TV'right, and then will come the filling of the appointive offices. These are assistant grand secretary, grand j chaplain, grand marshal, grand guardian and grand messenger. . By this time 2 o'clock had arrived and the representatives . were fatigued with the excitement and suspense. After appointing that thev selection of the next meeting place of the session shall be decided to-day, the session ad journed until 9 o'clock this morning. ¦ The rood work - done by former grand pa triarchs, the enthuslam that has .prevailed through the Jurisdiction f or- the last few years, and the coming session of the Sover eign'Grand Lodge in our midst, have resulted in my being able to present to you the greatest gains - In our history.' The Increase for the year 1903 has been equaled but twice, namely In 1S72 and ' 1876. and the numerical strength of the Patriarchs to-day is double -the record of these ' years, and * this is not all. for I am Informed by the" grand ' scribe ' that the In crease for the first fix months of 1904 will b« almost as much as the splendid pain for 1903. I*anr«ure-tbat this will be gratifying to you; it Is -to j me and I am , very , grateful for the ' -To the extent of my. ability and opportunity I have labored for the -best, interests of the order and while circumstances have .prevented me* from doing all that I had hoped, yet I do feel that the labors performed and . the visits made have (been for good and the benefit 'of the order.' * \ ' ¦¦> . •' -* " - s Wherever we have met the Patriarchs. | in their halls.- at their business, or on- the street, true ', patriarchal welcome has been extended, the . memory . of which wuT : be cherished . for iif«...- :;., •¦••¦-:• - -¦ ¦-¦ ':•¦. -¦ , ; ••¦a5 Frank, district- deputy, grand -patriarch of District No. S7, having resigned.^ai my ra- - In his report the grand patriarch says: A BANNER YEAR. •¦•The f r fiftieth annual session, of the Grand' ..Encampment of the Odd Fel-' lows of California convened in " Odd. Fellows'- - Hall yesterday morning. Grand Patriarch W. H. Woodbridge^ presided at session, and Grand Scribe H. Barnes occupied the secretary's desk. 'The chief busi ness of the morning was the reading of reports of grand officers, the selec tion' of-; a place of meeting : for next year and* the conferring of the -grand encampment . degree upon 102 candi dates. This and the reading of the reports evoked much enthusiasm from the assembled delegates. . By a unanimous vote San Diego was chosen "as the next meeting-place. ¦At the afternoon sessions officers were nominated for the ensuing year. The .'only contest is for the office of, grand junior warden. Grand Patriarch Woodbridge will be elected grand representative for a period of two years; Stanley A. Smith of Downie ville will succeed him as grand' pa triarch; George Jesson of Watson ville will succeed Smith as grand high priest; C. H. Burden, of Sonora will be the next grand senior warden; Wil liam H. Barnes will retain the office of grand secretary, and C. E. Benedict that of grand treasurer. The grand trustees will be F. A. Week. E. Flan ders and M. P. Forbes. The candidates for grand junior warden are H. W. Osthoff of San Francisco. H. F. G. Wulff of Sacramento, Fred E. Pierce of Los Angeles. Captain Chappell of Vallejo. F. E. Colley of San Jose and y. L. Turoin of San Francisco. The report of Grand Scribe William H. Barnes shows some interesting fig ures. The year 1903 was prosperous, but the twelve months ending June 30. 1904. break the record. The grand scribe says: The golden Jubilee anniversary of th* Grand Encampment of California is held under most auspicious surroundings and circumstances: 1901 Is a re4 letter year on th* Pacific Coast for fraternity for many reasons, and espe cially is It a marked event for American Odd Fellowship from the fact that the Sovereign Grand Lodge is in session In this city at this time .and that the membership of the Golden State have the pleasure of meet ing and greeting the veterans and eminent men from all parts of the national jurisdiction — those who have devoted their lives, talsnts acd energies to the onward progress of the mightiest fraternity the world has ever known— the Independent OrCer of Odd Fellows And while they come to this - land of the Pacific, we of "this Grand ' Encampment, for ourselves and our subordinate bodies', not only welcome them, but we present the banner year of Increase and show a loyal and patriotic hc5t of those -who dwell in tents and extend hospitality to the stranger. The patriarchal branch " of the order Is be coming known in California. Our sessions at different .' points in the Jurisdiction and the events that -have 'been made attractive at those sessions have resulted in applications for mexn bershfp and rood work. - -The public installations,' tue* seml-publlc and public gatherings in the name of the patriar chal branch, have been *of immense oeneflt. and having personally had the pleasure of be inc present at -a -number of these, notably at ¦ Alaroeda. , Newman. Sacramento, San Jose. Placerville. Orovllle. Los Angeles, Long Beach GROWTH OF ORDER. The report also includes a list of visitations made by the grand pa triarch, and brief messages from the district deputies, all of which are very encouraging-. The work of the district deputies is praised, the grand patriarch saying that he feels the or der owes them a debt of gratitude, as good deputies result in good districts. Those who accept the position and do but little for the order are few and far between. E. G. Eh<>re. district deputy rrand patri arch of District No. 45, resigned. O. G. Pen nell cf No. 7S. Fresno, was tendered and ac cepted th« office. • John Woe*?ner. district deputy grand pa triarch of District No. 43. resigned. Vlciniiu UDc<ison of So. fc. - Downievllie. was appointed I to fill -the vacancy. . George ,W. Halstead". district deputy grand patriarch of ' District ¦ Js*o. '3S. resigned. That ever willing worker. James Leonard, accepted the dntte* or the-ofSce and as usual has ful filled them. - ' S. P. Grant, district deputy prand pa triarch or District No. I. resigned. C. L. Z*i*ler of San Francisco, the former efficient deputy, was appointed and kindly accepted the same. . • . qufst that faithful vet-ran. Mos»» Stlnch fleld of Collece City, accepted the position and has satisfactorily discharged its duties and has at the present time a new encampment almost ready fcr Institution at Williams. 9 a., m.— Steamer excursion on the San Francisco Bay. rive at starting point at 4 p. * m. • 10 a. m.— SIrtlnjr of Sover eign Grand Lod^e * In Native Sons' Hall". 2 P:*|ni.- — Competitive drills by Cantons* of "Patriarchs* Mill-* tant« Mechanics' Pavilion. - - 7:30 p. in.— Dress* -parade. Patriarchs; Militant, Mechan ics' Pnvlllon. 8 p. m. — Decoration of Chiv alry, Mechanics' Pavilion. 9 p. m. — Concert. Mechanics* Pavilion. ' «¦ * To-Day's Program me California Encampment Nominates Chiefs for Ensuing Year. Race for Second Place on Ticket Awakens Intense Interest. t-ticr.a! provision requiring that the grand sire be installed by the electing body during the encampment at which the election is made. Th» Grand Lodge, however, adopted a special enabling clause permitting the installation of the newly elected prar.d sire at his home. The action cf the grand body is approved by all Odd Fellows, for the fullest eonfi- Aeaoe is reposed in Mr. Wright by the order and he has its warmest sympa thy in the aff.iction which prevented bit attendance at the encampment. COVWAY WINS FIGHT. Th«> f.ght that was waged for the offic of deputy grand sire, which was vacated by Mr. Wright, resulted in a victory for E. S. Conway of Illinois. J<".hn J- Nolan of Tennessee. W. L- Kuykendall of Wyoming and G. S. Hoagland of Nebraska, his most for midable opponents, made hard fights -i»i th* tAjcp. but Kuykendali--an4- Huapland finally admitted defeat and withdrew. Conway was elected on the record ballot. J. Frank Grant was re-elected prand secretary and M. Richards Muckle was re-elected grand treas urer. This completed the list of elec tive officers, though several appointive offices must be filled. It was an nounced that this will be done next Saturday. The Grand Encampment of Califor nia also held an important meeting yesterday. Nominations for officers for the coming term were made by th« encampment. The encampment will hold another ineeting to-morrow at Odd FeJlows* Ha!l and the names *•¦? lert^d yesterday will be balloted upon. Whil* the Odd Fellows were busy with th^rir a flairs of business yesterday the Rebekahs were enjoying them selves at Mechanics' Pavilion. A mu- Fical programme was rendered in the annex, and in the main hall a prom enade concert was held. Both affairs proved most attractive and were well patronized. Last night the Rebekahs g-ave a concert and exhibition drill at Mechanics' Pavilion. It was largely at tended and proved a most enjoyable event. RECEPTION AT PALACE. A reception tendered Past Grand Sire Goodwin and Mrs. Goodwin in the Marble and Maj-le rooms of the Palace Hotel laet evening was a striking af fair. Patriarchs Militant in full dress, •with their wives and daughters, and Odd Fellows in evening dress crowded the handsome suite to pay their re epecis to the man that has just relin quished the leadership of the order. Other distinguished Odd Fellows were guests at the function, which was the most formal affair given since the opening of the encampment." To-day will be jriven over to business, pleasure and display. An excursion around the bar on the steamer Berke ley promises to draw a large number of pleasure seekers, though the cvn petitlve drills at Mechanics' Pavilion and the conferring: of the decoration of chivalry will be the most largely at tended features. Great throngs of strangers are gath ering in the city to witness the parade Friday morning. Market street was crowded yesterday afternoon and evening by visitors that have come to enjoy the remaining days of the en campment. Appreciation of the wel come extended them is everywhere ex pressed. PRESS ASSOCIATION" >fEETS. Editors of Odd Fellow Journals Hold Annual Session at Native Sons' Hall. WhJle the Odd Fellows are holding forth at Native Sons' Hall on Mason street the members of the Interna tional Press Association of the Odd Fellows are in convention to nominate and «lect their officers for the next year. The first meeting of the asso ciation was held last night, when many members met at the hall to transact the business of the organiza tion. President C. H. Lyman of Columbus Ohio, occupied the chair during last right's session. The other ofllcers present were Vice President A. B Parker of Watertown. X. Y.. and Sec retary J- W. White of Jacksonville I Fla. Mr. White is also treasurer of ' the organization. . The association, which numbers over sixty editors of Odd Fellow Journals throughout the country, holds annual meetings at the places where the sessions of the Sovereign Grand Lodpe are held. The business transacted last night was routine and consisted of hearing the minutes of last rear's meeting at Baltimore and answering communica tions. The place of next year's meet ing has not yet been designated bj* the Sovereign Grand Lodge. The of ficers will be elected at later meetings this week. • At 9 o'clock yesterday morning the second day's session was called to or der with all the representatives in their places. The first business of the meet ing was the hearing of the reports from the jurisdiction?. This was done by calling the roll of the States and the Provinces of Canada. As each name was called the representatives made his report to the session. Al though this took some time, nothing of especial interest was developed in the hearings. As the end of the list of jurisdictions approached, excitement began to per vade the ha!l. The long awaited time for the election of the presiding ofn cers of the order for the next two years was approaching. Very soon after each jurisdiction had made its re port the representatives would gather In Fmall groups and discuss, the chances -of their particular candidate. At a few minutes past 10 the last of the jurisdictions was reported on, and the business of electing the high officers was reached. The name of the candidate to suc ceed Grand Sire John B. Goodwin prominently before the session during its» sojourn in this city has been that of Deputy Grand Sire Robert E. Wright of Allentov.n, Pa. There was practically no opponent with him in the race for the leadership. The ques tion of his succession to the post of grand sire hinged on the validity of electing an officer who was not present at the session. ELECTION BEGINS. After much debate on the question it was decided to proceed with the election in the regular form, as if the officer were present, and upon the flrst ballot Robert E. Wright was elected grand sire of the organization. The ceremony of installation must be per formed within the week of the session by order of the constitution, therefore the session sent a telegram to Past Grand Sire T. C. Campbell of. London. Ontario, telling him to proceed to Al lentown and install the newly elected grand sire. Until this Is done .Grand Sire John B.- Goodwin will remain* at the head of the organization and, will direct the session throughout the week. The election , of Grand Sire-elect Robert E. Wright is unique, as it is the first time In the history of the organization that the 'office has, been filled during the absence of the candi date. The excitement over the election of the leader was merely a preliminary warming up compared with- the fight for the office of deputy/grand sire. Im mediately after the rap of the gavel an nouncing that' motions for the nomina- SCENE AT RECEPTION -AND ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN -LAST EVENING AT?MECHANICS' PAVILION BYiREBEKAH LODGES, TILE AUXILIARY .OP ODD FELLOWS. Mrs. Caroline A- Hoxett of Gilroy read an original poem dedicated to the Rebekahs. and in the meanwhile the officers of the day were busy preparing the guests for the surprise of the even ing—the- drill of the San Francisco Drill Corps, consisting of twenty-five uniformed ladies. The officers of the day were Mrs. Flora Bergman. Mrs. Mary E. Donoho. Mrs. E. M. Cyrus and Mrs. Bessie D. Moore. Captain Allie Parker certainly had reason to be proud of her trim looking squad of cadets. The corps entered upon the main floor in column of three, and after passing once around the building formed company front at the grand stand, where they executed the manual of arms, or swords, for the edi fication and amusement of Past Grand Sire Goodwin and his attendants. The ladies of the corps were dressed In short blue dresses trimmed with white braid. Their cadet caps were of white and their high-top shoes were laced with white laces. The effect was very P Everf movement was executed with precision, and the breaking of the com pany from column of threes into col umn of sixes and back again to column of threes was particularly well done. "Right by files" and "by the right and left flank" into company front brought forth great applause, but the prettiest movements were those of the fancy drill, when the corps showed what it could do in forming crosses, wheeling about their right guide and executing reversing circles. The drill corps held the attention of the audience for more than half an hour. To-night the Washington and Sacramento cantons will give exhibition drills, and judgment may be passed on DRILL BY REBEKAHS. Past Grand Sire Gardner was Intro duced after Mrs. Gardner had finished her address and he played the gallant very successfully with the ladies. Some wholesome words of advice with a little well-handled flattery won many a feminine nod of approval for the portly gentleman from Atlanta. Past Grand Sire Goodwin spoke of the co operation of the women of Odd Fellow ism, their untiring efforts to assist in promulgating the sentiment that has made Odd Fellowship a permanency among fraternal societies. Fifty-three years of co-operation have won a distinctive place in the or der for the women members, the Re bekahs. Purity of purpose and ef fective legislation have been the out come of the assistance of the hand that rocks the cradle and rules the world. The speaker referred to California and praised San Francisco and the State for their generosity. He spoke of the splendid reception accorded members of the Sovereign Grand Lodge by the people of the city and said that he had heard that San Francisco never did anything half-way, and now ha was convinced of the absolute truth of the statement. Mrs. Gardner spoke of the beneficiary system inaugurated by the order, of the protection afforded the widows anci orphans and the maintenance of th* home of the order at Gilroy. Twenty- five thousand sisters were enrolled on the lodge books and in ten years this number will have been in creased two fold. It has been demon strated in late years that the Rebekahs have been growing at a much greater ratio than in the early periods of their existence. Sure enough, it was warm and stifling in the galleries. Several ladies grew weak from the effects of the oppressive atmosphere. and there was more than one who had to leave the building. But there is nothing that succeeds like suc cess, and faint-hearted men and light headed women did not militate in the least against the one result to be de sired, viz.. a splendid record for the women of Odd Fellowship. The evening'*! entertainment was opened. .WU1» a musical selection by th»» orcnestrir. aftc*r which President W. \*. Watson. P. G. M.. and past grand rep resentative, called the Rebekahs to or der with a few appropriate remarks about women as a factor in promoting just such big events as were transpir ing. President Watson introduced State President Mrs. Gardner, who then addressed the audience and told them something of the success of the Order of Rebekahs. their mission in life and the good that they have accomplished, individually and collectively. GROWTH OF ORDER. Mschanics'. Pavilion was crowded t» its utmost capacity last night during the reception tendered by the officers of Rebekah day. So great did the audi ence become that at 9 o'clock the police were obliged to issue orders that no more persons be allowed in the gal leries. At that hour there were at least 7000 persons in the galleries and 5000 more on the main floor. Past Grand Sire Goodwin, who ar rived early and watched the rapidly growing crowds with intense interest, remarked that •'California always doe3 things on a large scale, and this at tendance proves it." Mrs. Dora Gard ner. State president of the Rebekah Assembly, was more than satisfied with the result of the efforts of the ladies of the order to make Rebekah day a grand success. Mrs. Gardner said that she knew that there would be a large at tendance, but she did not expect to have "this big building crowded to suf focation." Robert E. Wright cf AJlentown, Ps vas elected grand sire of the Sover eign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fe!!ovrs yesterday. His election settled a Question that has caused much discussion throughout the order and the Sovereign Grand Lodge is now in a position to proceed more raridly with its work. Many of the oncers of the grand body were uncertain as to Its author ity to elevate Mr. Wright to the high o.f.ce of grand sire, in view of the fact that he is not in the city to per mit of the observance of the consti- E. S. Conway Wins His Fight for Deputy. Uniformed Ladies Apt Students of Tactics. Robert E. Wright Named by His F raters. Drill Corps Makes a S p I e n d i d Showing. GRAND SIRE CHOSEN AT FIRST CALL REBEKAH DAY PRONOUNCED BIG SUCCESS ONE SPIRITED CONTEST MARKS ELECTION OF HIGH OFFICERS OF SOVEREIGN LODGE OF ODD FELLOWS TSS WEATKEB. rorecast made at San ¦ rnn dsco for thirty hoars esdissr nidnlirht. September SI: San Francisco and vicinity— Partly cloudy Wednesday; fresh west wind. G. H. WIIiLSOW, Local Fosecastex, Temporarily in Charge. The San Francisco Call.